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Publication numberUS526397 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 25, 1894
Filing dateJul 20, 1893
Publication numberUS 526397 A, US 526397A, US-A-526397, US526397 A, US526397A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cover for memorandum-sales-slip books
US 526397 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 526,397, dated September 25, 1894.

' Application filed July 20,1893.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILL M. KINNARD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Day ton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Covers for Memorandum Sales-Slip Books, of which the following is a full, clear, and-exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification.

The object of myinvention is to provide a cover for the sales slips within which packages of slips, either loose or bound, may be readily secured, and consists mainly in providing a pair of spring clamps arranged so that they may be readily operated simultaneously to release the old book or insert a new one; the novel features of which will be hereinafter more particularly pointed outand claimed.

In the drawings, Figure l is a perspective view of the cover for holding the packages of slips. Fig. 2 is a rear view in cross section taken just within the back wall of the clamp support. Fig. 3 is a similar view showing the clamps raised ready for the insertion of the slips. I

A, is a plate of any suitable material, which forms a back or support for the sales slip book. Secured at one end of this plate A, or

formed integral therewith, is a receptacle or case B, made up of back Wall a, top b, sides or ends 0, and a frontwall d. This front wall (1, extends downward only about half Way, so that the lower portion of the receptacle B is open to allow the package of sales slips to be inserted therein back against the rear wall,

a, of the receptacle.

0, O, are a pair of levers or clamps pivoted within the receptacle B on thepins e, e, pivoted practically in the same horizontal and vertical planes, and having their inner ends approaching each other. Recesses are formed in these clamps O, C, around the pivotal points e, e, to receive the coiled springs f, f, one end of which bears against the clamp and the other against the bottom A of the receptacle, the springs being preferably coiled around the pins e, e, so that their action keeps the outer ends of the clamps pressed downward. An opening g of suitable size for the Serial No. 481,014. (No model.)

butt end of a lead pencil or writing instrument, is formed in the top 6 of the receptacle. The outer ends of these clamps are provided with sharpened points h, h, extending downward. A flange or overhanging lip k, is formed at the other or lower end of the plate A, as shown in Fig. 1.

For convenience in use, the case for the slips is then covered with or placed within a suitable card board back cover, andsuitably secured thereto; the staples Z, Z, being employed to secure the receptacle portion to this book cover and the balance of the cover being glued thereto.

When the memorandum sales slip book is to be placed in its cover, the operator passes his pencil D, as shown in Fig. 3, through the opening g, depressing the inner ends and raising the outer ends of theclamps up level with the lower edge of the front wall d. The package of slips is then inserted within the receptacle and the springs f, f, force the points h, h, on the ends of the clamps into.

allow the operator to tear out one slip at a "time in the usual way, without displacing the others. In this way using his pencil to .depress the clamps both at the same ti1ne,-the user can readily and quickly insert the package of sales slips in the cover.

Having thus described my invention'mhat I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. In a memorandum sales slip cover, the combination with the cover, of a pair of spring actuated clamps pivoted thereto with their inner ends approaching each other so that they may be depressed at one operation, substantially as shown and described.

2. In a memorandum sales slip cover, the combination of a receptacle open at its lower end, a pair of spring actuated clamps pivoted inthe upper portion thereof, so that when depressed they will clear. the opening, said clamps having their inner ends approaching each other, and the top having a pencil opening therein over the inner ends of said clamps whereby they maybe depressed simultane- The points h, h, pressing against the paper,

hold. the upper end of the package of slips.

and a flange on said cover at the othervend under which the folds of said slips are insertedjtohold same from displacement while IO the written slips are being withdrawn, substantialiy as shown and described.

WILL .M. KINNARD. Witnesses:



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US2985174 *Dec 2, 1957May 23, 1961Oravisual Company IncPaper pad clamping fixture
US6574894 *Aug 27, 2001Jun 10, 2003Daniel H. HamiltonFramed calendar holder
Cooperative ClassificationB42F9/001